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Catching Pigs

Friday, March 29th, 2013


CATCHING PIGS

THIS IS THOUGHT PROVOKING.

There was a chemistry professor in a large college that had some exchange students in the class.

One day while the class was in the lab, the professor noticed one young man, an exchange student, who kept rubbing his back and stretching as if his back hurt.

The professor asked the young man what was the matter. The student told him he had a bullet lodged in his back. He had been shot while fighting communists in his native country who were trying to overthrow his country’s government and install a new communist regime.

In the midst of his story, he looked at the professor and asked a strange question.

He asked: “Do you know how to catch wild pigs?”

The professor thought it was a joke and asked for the punch line.

The young man said that it was no joke. “You catch wild pigs by finding a suitable place in the woods and putting corn on the ground. The pigs find it and begin to come every day to eat the free corn.

“When they are used to coming every day, you put a fence down one side of the place where they are used to coming. When they get used to the fence, they begin to eat the corn again and you put up another side of the fence. “They get used to that and start to eat again. You continue until you have all four sides of the fence up with a gate in the last side. “The pigs, which are used to the free corn, start to come through the gate to eat that free corn again. You then slam the gate on them and catch the whole herd. Suddenly the wild pigs have lost their freedom. They run around and around inside the fence, but they are caught. Soon they go back to eating the free corn. They are so used to it that they have forgotten how to forage in the woods for themselves, so they accept their captivity.”

The young man then told the professor that is exactly what he sees happening in America .

The government keeps pushing us toward Communism/Socialism and keeps spreading the free corn out in the form of programs such as supplemental income, tax credit for unearned income, tax exemptions, tobacco subsidies, dairy subsidies, payments not to plant crops (CRP), welfare, medicine, drugs, etc., while we continually lose our freedoms, just a little at a time.

One should always remember two truths:

There is no such thing as a free lunch, and you can never hire someone to provide a service for you cheaper than you can do it yourself.

If you see that all of this wonderful government “help” is a problem confronting the future of democracy in America , you might want to send this on to your friends.

If you think the free ride is essential to your way of life, then you will probably delete this email.

But, God help us all when the gate slams shut!

Quote for today: “The problems we face today are there because the people who work for a living are now outnumbered by those who vote for a living.” –Anonymous

” No Liberties or Freedoms are worth losing for a little Security.”

One of my own quotes…

Saturday, August 25th, 2012

Try to live life without regrets, without bitterness and with as much love as you can give.

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

“Never try to save time by doing your nails at the same time you are peeing“2009 Lisa Taliferro

How Spot-On is This!

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

Quote of the Week
‘I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.’
Thomas Jefferson 1802

 

Sunday, September 28th, 2008

Art, like life, is a delicate balance of pleasure and pain.  Without the one, we cannot truly enjoy the other

Kimber Dawn

Cliff Claven “Beer Theory” ,from the show “Cheers”

Saturday, August 9th, 2008

one episode of ‘Cheers’, Cliff is seated at the bar describing the Buffalo Theory to his buddy, Norm. I don’t think I’ve ever heard the
concept explained any better than this: ‘Well you see, Norm, it’s like this . . . A herd of buffalo can
only move as fast as the slowest buffalo. And when the heard is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest
ones at the back that are killed first .. This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and
health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members. In much the same way, the human brain can only
operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. Now, as we know, excessive intake of alcohol kills brain cells. But naturally, it attacks the slowest and
weakest brain cells first. In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient

machine. And that, Norm, is why you always feel smarter after a few beers

de Montaigne

Friday, June 20th, 2008

“If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than because he was he, and I was I”
Michel de Montaigne

“We The People”

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

It is not to any small measure that our founding fathers started out with these three words, our constitution does not start with “we the president”, “we the Congress” or “we the supreme court”. They had the foresight to relegate the lives of ourselves to ourselves, not to the bureaucratic bullshit that has become our Government.

Things like “homeland security” is likening to stealing the very liberties our fathers fought with their lives, just for the sake of future generations. We must stand up for all that is ours. “we the people in order to form a more Perfect union”. We must not allow the forces of bullshit to steal away our Liberties!! Does not the constitution guarantee “life liberty and the pursuit of Happiness”!!?

We the people must wake up from our slumber or wake up one day with the Yoke of oppression around our necks. “wake up America”!!!!!! Remember it is your patriotic duty to uphold our constitution and the Declaration of independence. do not suffer fools quietly!!!!!

Support our troops!! Not the bullshit war they are fighting!!!! or the Bullshit politics that are scarier than any could possible believe. I am a patriot, I will fight for our rights as long as we have breath in our Lungs and desire to be free!!

we the people

“Where Have All the Leaders Gone?” book excerpt

Saturday, April 5th, 2008

 Remember Lee Iacocca? The man who rescued Chrysler Corporation from its’
 death throes?  He has a new book, “Where Have All the Leaders Gone?”,  and
 here are some excerpts:
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Lee Iacocca Says: “Am I the only guy in this country who’s fed up with

 what’s happening?  Where the hell is our outrage?  We should be screaming
 bloody murder.  We’ve got a gang of clueless bozos steering our ship of
 state right over a cliff, we’ve got corporate gangsters stealing us blind,
 and we can’t even clean up after a hurricane much less build a hybrid car.
 But instead of getting mad, everyone sits around and nods their heads wh en
 the politicians say, “Stay the course” Stay the course?  You’ve got to be
 kidding.  This is America , not the damned “Titanic“.  I’ll give you a sound
 bite: “Throw all the bums out!” You might think I’m getting senile, that
 I’ve gone off my rocker, and maybe I have. But someone has to speak up.  I
 hardly recognize this country anymore.
 
The most famous business leaders are not the innovators but the guys in
 handcuffs.  While we’re fiddling in Iraq , the Middle East is burning and
 nobody seems to know what to do.  And the press is waving ‘pompoms’ instead
 of asking hard questions.  That’s not the promise of the ” America ” my
 parents and yours traveled across the ocean for I’ve had enough.  How about
 you? These are not brand new problems that have just started in the last few
 years.  
 
I’ll go a step further. You can’t ca ll yourself a patriot if you’re not
 outraged.  This is a fight I’m ready and willing to have.  The Biggest “C”
 is Crisis! Leaders are made, not born.  Leadership is forged in times of
 crisis.  It’s easy to sit there with your feet up on the desk and talk
 theory.  Or send someone else’s kids off to war when you’ve never seen a
 battlefield yourself.  It’s another thing to lead when your world comes
 tumbling down.
 
On September 11, 2001, we needed a strong leader more than any other time in
 our history.  We needed a steady hand to guide us out of the ashes.  A Hell
 of a Mess.  So here’s where we stand.  We’re immersed in a bloody war with
 no plan for winning and no plan for leaving.  We’re running the biggest
 deficit in the history of the country.  We’re losing the manufacturing edge
 to Asia , while our once-great companies are getting slaughtered by health
 care costs.  Gas prices are skyrocketing, and nobody in power has a coherent
 energy policy.  Our schools are in trouble.  Our borders are like sieves.
 The middle class is being squeezed every which way.  These are times that
 cry out for leadership.  But when you look around, you’ve got to ask: “Where> have all the leaders gone?”

  Where are the curious, creative communicators?
 Where are the people of character, courage, conviction, omnipotence, and
 common sense?
 
I may be a sucker for alliteration, but I think you get the point. Name me a
 leader who has a better idea for homeland security than making us take off
 our shoes in airports and throw away our shampoo?  We’ve spent billions of
 dollars building a huge new bureaucracy, and all we know how to do is react
 to things that have already happened.
 
   Name me one leader who emerged from the crisis of Hurricane Katrina.
 Congress has yet to spend a single day evaluating the response to the
 hurricane, or demanding accountability for the decisions that were made in
 the crucial hours after the storm.  Everyone’s hunkering down, fingers
 crossed, hoping it doesn’t happen again.  Now, that’s just crazy.  Storms
 happen.  Deal with it.  Make a plan.  Figure out what you’re going to do the
 next time.
 
Name me an industry leader who is thinking creatively about how we can
 restore our competitive edge in manufacturing.  Who would have believed that
 there could ever be a time when “The Big Three” referred to Japanese car
 companies?  How did this happen, and more important, what are we going to do
 about it?
 
Name me a government leader who can articulate a plan for paying down the
 ; debt, or solving the energy crisis, or managing the health care problem. The
 silence is deafening.  But these are the crises that are eating away at our
 country and milking the middle class dry.
 
I have news for the gang in Congress.  We didn’t elect you to sit on your
 asses and do nothing and remain silent while our democracy is being hijacked
 and our greatness is being replaced with mediocrity.  What is everybody so
 afraid of?  That some bonehead on Fox News will call them a name?  Give me a
 break.  Why don’t you guys show some spine for a change? Had Enough?
 
Hey, I’m not trying to be the voice of gloom and doom here.  I’m trying to
 light a fire.  I’m speaking out because I have hope.  I believe
 in America .  In my lifetime I’ve had the privilege of living through some of
  America ’s greatest moments.  I’ve also experienced some of our worst crises:
 the “Great Depression“, “World War II“, the “Korean War“, the “Kennedy
 Assassination”, the “Vietnam War“, the 1970s oil crisis, and the struggles
 of recent years culminating with 9/11.  If I’ve learned one thing, it’s
 this: “You don’t get anywhere by standing on the sidelines  waiting for
 somebody else to take action.
 
Whether it’s building a better car or building a better future for our
 children, we all have a role to play.  That’s the challenge I’m
 raising in this book.  It’s a call to “Action” for people who, like me,
 believe in America .  It’s not too late, but it’s getting pretty close. 

 So let’s shake off the crap and go to work.  Let’s tell ‘em all we’ve had
 ”enough.”